6.18.2012

second grade watercolor landscapes


Here is a closer look at the watercolor landscapes I featured in the second grade Artist Explorer show. I was inspired by the beautiful project created by Anne Wilbur here.


This was a very successful project on many levels. It was a great way to introduce a variety of watercolor skills, the collage portion allowed for lots of creativity and collaboration, and it was the perfect companion to this project.


We started with the clouds. They worked to leave the white of the paper in creating their chosen cloud type. This was after we spent lots of time looking at cloud formations in art here. Next year, I'll be adding this cloud finder to the mix!


I love the variety of moods created in these landscapes. Some are still and serene, some are stormy, and some you can feel the wind blowing across the lonely prairie!














5 comments:

Mary said...

These are wonderful!! I love the colors and textures. The first one reminds me of a little of David Hockney.

teaformonkeys said...

These are amazingly beautiful!!!! Keep up the amazing work with your students! I may try to do a similar thing with my two boys....

Shannah said...

Thank you both:)

dmasse said...

beautiful! i gotta try these:)

willowday said...

Wow! These are just beautiful. I've just found your site and it's rare that I slow up this much to browse. Although I've begun recording some of my family's work this year on-line, I spend very little time on-line looking. Your work is clearly so well thought out - I am enjoying it so! These beautiful pieces remind me of a compliment given to an art teacher known for her great classroom work. When asked how she did it, the teacher responded that she "knew when to stop the work." This is a lesson to learn as well and reminds me, too, of a comment learned in art school: stop when work begins to become precious. One can see your lovely eye and guidance in the class. Wonderful work.